Which animal shelters could use 2,000 pet products? The Hartz Mountain Corp., a Secaucus, N.J.-based pet care product manufacturer asked, and the public answered.
Now, as part of its Shelter Donation Program, the company plans ship pet supplies to 150 shelters across the U.S. and is on track to meet its overall goal of donating $3 million in products to animal shelters in need this year.
On Dec. 13, 2009, Hartz called on the public to nominate local shelters to receive 2,000 pet supplies. Within ten days, the company had received enough nominations to meet its initial goal of donating $1 million in supplies.
Among the items being donated by Hartz are dog biscuits and bones, meat treats, rawhide chews, puppy pads, collars and leashes, bowls, toys, grooming products and bedding, flea and tick treatments, vitamins and dental care products, bird seed, and rabbit and small-animal food.
“It seems everyone is in the holiday spirit as we’ve seen a tremendous amount of goodwill from consumers nominating animal shelters from all over the country, and we’d like to thank them for responding so soon and with such enthusiasm,” says Bob Shipley, Hartz’ senior vice president of customer relations development.
“Sadly, it also reminds us that our animal shelters are really suffering this year and need everyone’s help. We hope that Hartz Shelter Donation Program will help those shelters we could reach with our donations of pet supplies.”
The donations are expected to be shipped to the shelters throughout January and February 2010.